No matter where you from or what you do in life, you may want to take some time to dream…
You may also want to apply yourself to your dreams and get some things done before regret creeps in.
1. Dreams are the touchstones of our character. – Henry David Thoreau
2. Live the life of your dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others. – Roy T. Bennett
3. Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. – John Ruskin
4. Make sure that you dream big so that whatever you accomplish in your life can be meaningful. – Michael Henson
5. There is nothing like a dream to create the future. – Victor Hugo
6. A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities. – J.R.R Tolkien
7. Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr
8. Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. – Dale E Turner
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The 5 Second Rule is a “metacognition technique” that improves your sense of self, your life, career, health.
The principle of The 5 Second Rule is the following:
“The moment you have an instinct to act on a goal you must 5-4-3-2-1 and physically move or your brain will stop you.” At 1, you should be moving.
Where does The 5 Second Rule come from?
The principle of The 5 Second Rule comes from the combination of two thoughts:
- Mel Robbins, while feeling she failed at life, realized that she would take only 5 seconds to talk herself out of waking up in the morning, out of improving and doing the right thing.
- One night, while watching TV, Mel Robbins also made the observation that a rocket launches after a 5 second countdown. Afterwards, she would launch herself out of bed, the same way the rocket would launch into space.
What are the benefits of The 5 Second Rule?
The 5 Second Rule is an empowering thought process. Through this principle, you are able to experience freedom and quiet your mind.
The 5 Second Rule enables you to trust your instincts, to take back control of your life, to make the right decisions.
Among its various applications, you will have the ability to improve your health, focus on the essentials, increase your productivity, break procrastination, avoid distractions, be authentic, replace your bad habits with good ones, get up early and start your routine early in the morning.
The 5 Second Rule is a tool that drives courage in difficult times and builds “Real Confidence”. It pushes you to act and to change.
What about courage?
When trying to change, when facing something that is uncertain, unknown, that scares you or makes you hesitate, your brain feels like something is wrong.
Your mind will then stop the change process and trap you with your own thoughts.
Courage, your birthright, is therefore required to push you forward and to implement change.
The 5 Second Rule will give you the courage you need to go after what you really want, to have a more fulfilling life and to not give in to your fears.
In addition, it is detrimental for you to stop making excuses for not acting on your instincts. Your excuses are always wrong and there is no right time.
No external factor will validate your choices and your ideas.
Only putting yourself out there and getting out your comfort zone will.
What about confidence?
Confidence is a skill which means it is a learnt behavior.
In fact, your confidence has nothing to do with your personality and will increase every time you step out of your comfort zone.
Your everyday courage will help you assess your own worth, build up your confidence, connect with yourself, find your true passion, build meaningful relationships, and meet new people.
Your everyday courage gives you the confidence to explore and makes you realize that the power you need was inside of you all along.
The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, And Confidence With Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins is a self-help book, urging people to take action by using a 5 second countdown trick.
In appearance, The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, And Confidence With Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins, looks like a time management book that provides quick short-term fixes.
However, in reality, The 5 Second Rule is a transformational tool, delivering long-term results.
It is written for people who are plagued by fear, who want to change and take charge of their lives but don’t know how to.
Change is difficult because it requires courage and confidence.
Furthermore, The 5 Second Rule can be customized to your liking. It enables you to:
- Work on your confidence and your courage.
- Stop overthinking, worrying and magnifying problems.
- Trust your guts and honor your instincts.
- Stop hesitating and holding yourself back.
- Become more present and acquire patience.
- Start performing and to become more goal-oriented.
- Control your emotions, fight mental illnesses and bad mental habits.
- Take ownership of your life and start the transformation process.
The 5 Second Rule is a principle that we already intuitively and intrinsically know.
But, after years of research, Mel Robbins coherently put these ideas together.
Mel Robbins also shares poignant quotes, real examples and testimonials of people who have used The 5 Second Rule for diverse reasons.
The 5 Second Rule is life changing, encouraging, motivational and inspirational. It shows you how to change for the better.
That’s what you are doing when you use the Rule. You are honoring yourself. You are championing your ideas. And each time you use it, you take one step closer to being the person you are truly meant to be.
Doing the work to improve your life is simple, you can do it, and it’s work you want to do—because it’s the most important work that there is. It is the work of learning how to love and trust yourself enough to stop waiting and to start leaning into all the magic, opportunity, and joy that your life, work, and relationships have to offer.
When it comes to goals, dreams, and changing your life, your inner wisdom is a genius. Your goal-related impulses, urges, and instincts are there to guide you. You need to learn to bet on them.
The difference between people who make their dreams come true and those of us who don’t is just one thing: the courage to start and the discipline to keep going.
Find Your Passion: 25 Questions You Must Ask Yourself by Henri Junttila is a self-help book that encourages people to find their passion and get the life they want.
Finding your passion is about exploration, living the life of your dreams, getting out of your comfort zone, overcoming obstacles and bringing out your inner joy.
To identify and live your passion, Henri Junttila poses 25 questions that will help you assess yourself, overcome roadblocks and successfully create your life goals.
First, you must get to know yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, your interests.
Your definition of passion
According to Henri Junttila, you must first discover what the word passion means to you and what it means to people around you. You must also be able to envision yourself living a passionate life and find out how it feels to be passionate.
Keep in mind that your passion is personal, internal and intrinsic to your being. It is not what society, friends and family tell you it should be.
Talents, strengths and weaknesses
Everyone has a gift and it is your duty to find out what you are gifted at because most of the time, your passions lie within your gifts.
Besides, tapping into your strengths will make you a happier person. Not doing so will definitely make you feel miserable, out of focus, burnt out.
It is therefore detrimental to:
- Explore every single one of your interests and natural inclinations. For example, what do you find yourself naturally talking about? People can have several passions. They should explore all of them and see which ones resonates the most.
- Remind yourself of your dreams, strengths and passions as a child.
- Analyze the reasons why you are interested in certain activities.
- Evaluate the advice that is requested from you and the advice that you give.
- Take strengths and weaknesses assessment tests.
- Analyze your situation, how people feel about you.
- Do things that are out of your comfort zone.
- Value your natural gifts.
- Find out how you can apply your strengths in different areas of your life.
- Don’t take advice from people but instead follow your gut.
- Strengthen the connection to your inner voice. Your intuition has your best interest and can never lead you astray.
- Determine what angers and disturbs you so you can avoid settling for mediocrity.
Making A Life Plan
Goals ate milestones. They are there to measure your progress and your passion.
- Figure out your life goals in five or ten years.
- Identify the pros and the cons of success. Check if they are worthwhile and if you can tolerate them. Usually the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.
- Work like you will succeed and dream like you cannot fail.
- Visualize your goals, yourself living a successful life and take the steps needed to achieve that.
- Detail your plan and the life you want.
- Improve your problem solving sills.
- Don’t make assumptions.
Finding Your Passion and Self-sabotaging
We are sometimes our worst enemy. Our assumptions about people or about ourselves are hard to shift or to disable. And sometimes, they can hold us back.
To get rid of the debilitating assumptions that you make about yourself:
- Find out what you hate, what would hinder you as a human being, what you wouldn’t do, what would go against your core values.
- Trust your gut.
- Don’t impose limits to your imagination.
- Change your perspective on your problems.
- Review your systems of belief and integrate the ideas needed to succeed.
- Don’t listen to naysayers. This is hard because naysayers are mostly family and close friends who are afraid of facing their own realities and who are afraid that you will outgrow them.
- Dream big but don’t settle.
- Don’t give up on yourself and your dreams.
- Don’t allow yourself to get overwhelmed.
Overcoming Factors Out Of Your Control
In life, there a numerous obstacles to success and to happiness: money, death and other factors.
Indeed, money or lack thereof is limiting. People need money to go after their passion, to recover from failure, to have the opportunity to explore, to remove fear.
However, finding your passion is all about being resilient and understanding that not everything is going to go your way. You must also:
- Understand that to every problem there are multiple solutions.
- Understand that nothing will never be perfect and that there is no right time to start.
- Don’t be afraid of failure or of success. Work like you cannot fail.
- Follow your passion whether you have money or not.
- Even when facing obstacles or feeling stuck, take baby steps no matter what.
- Think about your own death and the legacy you want to leave. Thinking about your own death will help you prioritize and focus on the essentials.
Find Your Passion: 25 Questions You Must Ask Yourself by Henri Junttila is a relatable, quick and easy to read book that helps you to get to know and love yourself just the way you are.
It is primarily written for people who feel lost in the world, who are fearful, who go through life without passion or without a clear purpose.
The silver lining is that it’s never too late to find and follow your passions.
In Find Your Passion: 25 Questions You Must Ask Yourself, Henri Junttila was able to share all this useful information in such a concise book.
He also provides us with additional insightful questions and a complete workbook, which makes the book completely unreadable without a paper and a pen.
It is imperative that you keep this book close by, that you take your time to answer these questions and that you don’t censor yourself. Your answers may not come to you at first but you can always revisit the book.
Be authentic with the world and with yourself and you will never fail.
When I see people limit themselves, I get angry. I see the potential in people, but they don’t do anything about it. They settle for mediocrity, and they believe they can’t do better.
Living a passionate life doesn’t happen overnight. It’s hard work, and it’s not as glamorous as people make it out to be. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go after it. It simply means that it takes more work than you’d expect.